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A road with traffic problems at school drop off and collection times has been closed to traffic all together to allow children to play freely.
Fairisle Road in Southampton shut for four hours as part of moves to raise awareness of the problems - and encourage more families to walk, cycle and scoot to school.
Christine Alsford went to see the benefits - and spoke to deputy headteacher Bev Bessey and Ray Craig from the green transport charity Sustrans.
Growing numbers of schools say inconsiderate parking at drop off and pick up times is putting children's safety at risk. One headteacher in Hampshire says the problems are so bad at his school - which is in a cul-de-sac - that it's "an accident waiting to happen". Christine Alsford joined the morning school run at Fairisle Road in Southampton to see what goes on - and what might be done to tackle the problem. She spoke to parents, pupils and headteacher Peter Howard.